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Pikes Peak Habitat Faith in Action Monthly Interfaith e-News

For Faith Communities

November 2023

Sign Up Your Faith Community to Help Make a Bench for Our Interfaith Homeowners 

Your faith community is invited to participate in a special art project! This year we are providing a unique opportunity for diverse faith communities around El Paso County to collectively build a homemade, wooden bench for our 3rd Interfaith Build homeowners, Jessica's family. This bench will be presented during the 3rd Interfaith Build for Unity Home Dedication in 2024. To help make this project a reality, we are inviting faith communities around El Paso County to individually decorate two pre-cut pieces of wood that will be used to build the bench.

Here is how your faith community can participate:

Email Our Pikes Peak Habitat Staff to Sign Up 

If you and your faith community want to participate, please email Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org by Friday, Nov. 17. Our Pikes Peak Habitat staff will work with your faith community to coordinate a time to drop off and pick up the wood designated for your faith group.

Design the Wood Pieces with Your Faith Community

After signing up, you can design the pieces of wood in a way that visually represents your faith community.  Some creative suggestions include:

  • Have members of the congregation sign the wood with their names
  • If applicable to your faith tradition, have members of your faith group pray over the wood during or after a religious service. Then, have members write encouraging notes on the wood.
  • Make this a student-led initiative and have a religious school or youth group decorate the wood.
  • Have an artist in your group draw something that embodies who you are as a faith community
  • Write values of your faith tradition on the wood

Join Us for the 3rd Interfaith Build Home Dedication

Next spring be sure to join us for the 3rd Interfaith Build for Unity Home Dedication, and watch us present the completed bench to Jessica's family.

Ways to Put Faith into Action This November

Happy Thanksgiving!

Learn How to Be an Agent of Peace This Thanksgiving

This November, Pikes Peak Habitat wishes you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving.

While sitting around the table with others can be a time of fellowship and laughter, sometimes difficult conversations can naturally arise. If they do, Interfaith America has some tips on how to keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table. Be sure to check out this resource and learn how you can be an agent of peace when difficult conversations come up.

Check Out Our Year in Review Video

Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, donors, partner organizations, community members, and ReStore supporters, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity changed lives in FY '23! Thanks to you, five more workforce families became homeowners through Pikes Peak Habitat — and we look forward to partnering with nine more in this next fiscal year! Be sure to check out our FY '23 Year in Review Video and full report (PDF) to learn more about all we were able to accomplish in partnership with you, our supporters and partners.